Loneliness is as powerful an urge as hunger

Both loneliness and hunger share signals deep in a part of the brain that governs very basic impulses for reward and motivation. The findings point to one telling conclusion: our need to connect is apparently as fundamental as our need to eat.

Here is a very insightful article on recent brain research that explains why…

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-loneliness-of-the-social-distancer-triggers-brain-cravings-akin-to-hunger/

In this fight against the #covid19 pandemic, being isolated works both ways; we save lives but we also lose social connection with others. A significant trade indeed, but a necessary one.

#neuroscience #brain #isolation #mentalhealth

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